It is our great advantage today to have a common tool for communication with people from other countries – English language! English is an “official” language for international contacts! At least the basic level of English becomes an essential need for working in nearly any professional field. And if you are considering international career basic level definitely won’t be sufficient! You have to be fluent and communicate in a professional way! You limit yourself a lot if your English is not good enough. Have you ever sent fully relevant CVs to international vacancies, and got rejected? The main reason for such rejections is often an insufficient level of English. Have you ever applied for international scholarships, had all documents and even a good grade from IELTS or TOEFL and still have not got a scholarship? Often it can be caused by the lack of knowledge of professional English demonstrated in your application.
“My English is Not Good!”
You might not realize but the insufficient level of English might lead to the following negative consequences:
- Close doors of international organizations
If you consider a career in any international organization – most probably bad English will limit your opportunities.
- The wrong perception about you
People tend to associate English level with intelligence and might get the wrong perception of you if you do not communicate in English sufficiently.
- Failing job interviews
If you have a job interview in English insufficient language skills might lead to negative outcomes for you.
- Regular misunderstandings
Bad English might lead to the fact that people do not understand correctly what you say or write. Also, you might understand incorrectly what other people say. No problem if you realize that and ask for the exact meaning, however, the problems appear when people do not realize you meant something different! Such misunderstandings might block communication completely.
Though in Europe today you can hear all kinds of English “variations” in a professional field the knowledge of “pure” English is still highly valued! And if you want to fully realize your potential in an international area– professional knowledge of English is essential.
What to do?
It is obvious that if you consider an international career you have to speak good professional English. But how to reach that level of proficiency? Not everyone who studied English at school is now at a sufficient level. There are several ways how you can improve your English and be able to communicate in a professional way.
1. Reading professional literature
It is definitely a good way to increase your vocabulary and start understanding professional English. Reading literature from your field of work/studies can help you to learn specific professional terminology from your professional area. Moreover, a lot of research is now happening in English language and by not reading professional literature in English you are excluding yourself from the most recent developments in the field of your professional interests. The disadvantage of this method is that reading helps you to learn new words and ways of constructing the sentences but without practice, it is difficult to keep this knowledge active.
2. Watching professional videos
Watching videos on special topics can be as effective as the method above, but in addition to that, you will learn to understand spoken and living language. We highly recommend looking for videos with subtitles which will allow you to understand the whole text (in that case you can look for any unknown word in a dictionary). The best way to maximize the effectiveness of watching professional videos would be to watch the video first without subtitles trying to understand as much as possible. And then – watch it with subtitles and check the parts where you did not get the video.
3. Attend special courses
Probably, the most effective way! Such a course can provide you with the knowledge and tools that you can use to improve your English. It can share tricks & tips on how to speak professional English. However, it is difficult to find good courses that can provide you with all the necessary tools within a short period of time. Here you could see some options we can offer:Short-term English Language Courses
The main objective of our programs is to practice English as much as possible and to improve their language skills. In addition, participants have a chance to learn more about the culture and traditions of a place where the course takes place! Moreover, we will teach how to write a CV, motivation letter and pass the interview! You will join excursions, visit various organizations, bike trips, leisure activities, meet interesting people, and not only improve your English in a short period of time but get an unforgettable experience! Study language abroad – is not just a trend, this is the most effective method to learn the language if you want to achieve the fastest results. Immersion in the environment is the best way to overcome the language barrier and make a significant break!
Speaking and writing fluent professional English opens new doors for you! It widens your career and business opportunities! And if you were not lucky enough to learn English at school there is good news for you!
You still can do it today! No need to wait for tomorrow! Improve your English and unlock your potential!